The Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its 8,500 strong members from across the United States represent clients in all segments of the health care industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed care organizations and other third-party payors, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. In addition, our members work in governmental health care programs, federal and state regulatory bodies and the academic community.
The Section has several publications geared toward providing its members with the information necessary to keep current with trends in health care law.
The Section's highly regarded newsletter, The Health Lawyer, is published six times a year. With topics ranging from proposed rule changes to effects of technology on health law, analyses of legislation, and mergers, The Health Lawyer is one of the most valued benefits of membership.
The Section has four very successful books: Health Care Fraud & Abuse: Practical Perspectives (Second Edition), E-Health Business and Transactional Law, Managed Care Litigation, and Pharmaceutical Law: Regulations of Research, Development, and Marketing. All four are published with BNA, Inc. In addition, the Section has established a Practical Guide Series.
Providing opportunities for networking, fast dissemination of information and discussion of cutting edge issues and in-depth analysis of trends in the industry is the goal of the Section's programming. The Section uses several vehicles for programming.
The Section sponsors and co-sponsors live programming on a variety of topics. Issues ranging from the latest on PPACA, to health care antitrust, to mergers and acquisitions are explored in live programs. Opportunities for meeting with colleagues are important parts of all of our live programs.
Webinars are being used to get information on cutting-edge issues to our membership in the quickest turn-around time. Recently, the Section sponsored a basics teleconference series as well as teleconference on hot topics. This is a cost and time-effective way to receive information.
Practice Area Interest Groups
- ADR & Conflict Management in Healthcare
- Business & Transactions
- eHealth, Privacy & Security
- Healthcare Facility Operations
- Healthcare Fraud & Compliance
- Healthcare Litigation & Risk Management
- Life Sciences
- Managed Care & Insurance
- Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals
- Payment & Reimbursement
- Physician Issues
- Post-Acute Care Continuum
- Public Health & Policy
Educational/Outreach Interest Groups
- Cancer Legal Advocacy
- Medical-Legal Partnerships
- Military & Veterans Health Law
- Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health
Networking & Engagement Interest Groups